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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 19:08

Daily PressTwo major bike rides will take place in Port Washington during the coming week.
    Former Green Bay Packer William Henderson will bring his Henderson’s Ride for Hope to Port Washington Friday through Sunday, June 16 to 18, while the second annual Race the Harbor will speed along the city’s southeast side on Wednesday, June 21.
    Henderson’s Ride for Hope, which will raise money for a number of charities, including Generations  Against Bullying, will include past and present Packers players, including running back Dorsey Levens, fullback John Kuhn and running back Tony Fisher.
    The event kicks off with a “Star Studded Dinner” co-hosted by Henderson and Levens at the Country Inn & Suites in Port Washington on Friday night.
    The ride has a seven-mile kids’ route, 25-mile course for casual riders and 60-mile route for enthusiasts, and it begins at Coal Dock Park at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Following the ride, there will be a party at the park. Music, a children’s area, beer garden, an autograph area and food court will be part of the event.
    Tickets to the party are available at ZuZu Pedals and the Parks and Recreation office, both in Port Washington, and Family Sharing in Grafton.
    The Sprecher Brewery beer garden will be in Coal Dock Park throughout the event, from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, throughout the day Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
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    Hundreds of professional and amateur bicyclists will take part in the Race the Harbor as the Tour of America’s Dairyland series comes to town June 21.  
    The race will feature men’s and women’s professional and amateur racers, as well as junior boys and girls races beginning at 10 a.m. and running to 8 p.m.
    A kids’ bike race will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., with prizes that include a new bike and Brewers tickets.
    Circuit riders will be awarded points for their finishes in the races, to be combined with those earned in other races in the series.
    The bicyclists also compete for thousands of dollars in prizes as they race each circuit.
    Spectators typically gather around the start and finish lines — the corner of Chestnut and Wisconsin streets in Port, where bleachers will be set up.
    The route follows South Wisconsin Street to Western Avenue, west to Division Street to Chestnut Street, where it turns east to Wisconsin Street.
    There will be a vendors area, including a beer garden off Chestnut Street, and local shops will feature specials.
    Family activities and live music will be part of the event.
    For more information on the cycling races, visit

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